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12 Spots for a Perfect Ladies Night Out in San Diego

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If you’re looking for a great spot to hang with your girlfriends, catch up on all the gossip and have a little fun, look no further! Usually any good ladies night out starts with dinner before moving on to late night venues for dancing and tequila shots.

Luckily for the ladies of San Diego there are a plethora of places to imbibe and entertain­­ –– from a chic downtown distillery and nightclub, to “hygge” wine bars and charming neighborhood restaurants.

Whether you feel like feasting, keeping it classy, or getting your drink on, we’ve rounded up a dozen spots around town for the perfect ladies night out.

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Tasting Room Del Mar

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At this relaxed neighborhood hangout - which also boasts a large outdoor patio - you’ll find a great selection of seasonal shared plates (think Peruvian style sashimi and handmade pasta), plus craft beers and a boutique wine list spanning new and old world varietals by the glass and bottle.

Tasting Room for Fine Food, Craft Beer & Wine Debuts in Del Mar

Madison on Park

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Sleek design details and a foot-tapping playlist set the scene for a sophisticated dinner-come-low-key-club-vibe at Madison. Order share plates for the table – like brie with apricot habanero honey, portabella fries and the beet-cured salmon crudo – before working your way through the cocktail list, which showcases original and classic drinks alongside four barrel-aged options. 

Madison

Oxford Social Club

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For an elevated nightlife experience with cocktails in sophisticated surrounds head to Oxford Social Club, located beneath the glam Pendry San Diego. Recline on plush furnishings while enjoying the extensive craft cocktail program or dancing the night away, at least until 2 a.m.

Koi Bar & Lounge

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Tucked inside sister restaurant and dim sum go-to Emerald Cuisine you’ll find the stylish Koi Lounge & Bar. Enjoy $4 happy hour dim sum (from 4 – 7 p.m.) or bites from the regular menu alongside exotic signature drinks, like the Ginger Old Fashioned, which are crafted with an Asian focus using sake and soju.  

The Rose Wine Pub

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Nestled in one of San Diego’s most picturesque neighborhoods whimsical wine bar The Rose is a perfect place to gather the girlfriends for an evening of thoughtfully sourced vino and light bites. The menu showcases varietals from French Champagne and mourvedre-grananche blends to chenin blanc and viogner – all retail purchases can be opened for a $10 corkage fee.

The Rose

Cafe Chloe

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Located in San Diego’s hip East Village, Café Chloe is a great place to kick-start girls’ night. Enjoy an award-winning menu of updated French bistro classics and boutique wines in Parisian-inspired digs, then take in a digestif on the charming sidewalk patio before making a short stroll towards the lights and action of the Gaslamp.

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

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The ultimate girly get together spot has to be Tracy Borkum’s delightful restaurant and wine shop located in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. Make a beeline for the breezy second story open-air deck and enjoy classic Italian dishes with a modern California twist, creative cocktails and wine list that highlights familiar and small-batch varietals.

Cucina Enoteca

You & Yours Distilling

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What better way to kick off girls night than with a flagship tasting flight ($10) at downtown’s modish new distillery? Afterwards, stay and sample one of 15 craft cocktails: refreshed twice every season current tipples include the Shirley Rose (Sunday Gin, rose petal cordial, fresh lemon) and Daddy Don’t Make Dinner (Y&Y vodka, blackberries, lemon, honey, topo chico).

Vino Carta - Wine Shop & Bar

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Stop in for a bottle and light bites with the girls at this cozy-yet-hipster warehouse space on India. Vino Carta offers up to 12 wines by the glass with a menu focused on small family-run producers and natural/organic wines. From a broad international selection two standouts include the Spanish Vendrell Rived 'Miloca' Carinyena and a 2015 Loire Valley Sancerre Rose.

Bottlecraft Uncorks New Wine Tasting Bar & Bottle Shop in Little Italy

Dig into rotisserie chicken, small bites like calamari and arancini, homemade pasta and entrees such as a whole roasted branzino with the girls at this Little Italy neighborhood gem. The wine list boasts regional and global selections - with a leaning towards Italian varietals like Tuscan Red, Nebbiolo and Barbera – all best enjoyed on the sidewalk patio.

Bang Bang

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Sushi-restaurant-come-dance-club Bang Bang has it all: a canopy of hanging paper lanterns, Asian street market snacks, flaming punch bowls, cocktails, and Ryan Gosling in the bathroom. Well, sort of. Enjoy bites like "bang bang" pork buns, tuna tartare tacos and specialty rolls from 5 to 11 p.m. before getting your DJ groove on the dance floor. 

The Rooftop by STK

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Located atop the Andaz Hotel, The Rooftop by STK supplies stunning city views, creative regional cuisine and some killer cocktails making it one of San Diego's premier rooftop destinations for the ultimate city sophisticate girls night out. 

Tasting Room Del Mar

Tasting Room for Fine Food, Craft Beer & Wine Debuts in Del Mar

At this relaxed neighborhood hangout - which also boasts a large outdoor patio - you’ll find a great selection of seasonal shared plates (think Peruvian style sashimi and handmade pasta), plus craft beers and a boutique wine list spanning new and old world varietals by the glass and bottle.

Tasting Room for Fine Food, Craft Beer & Wine Debuts in Del Mar

Madison on Park

Madison

Sleek design details and a foot-tapping playlist set the scene for a sophisticated dinner-come-low-key-club-vibe at Madison. Order share plates for the table – like brie with apricot habanero honey, portabella fries and the beet-cured salmon crudo – before working your way through the cocktail list, which showcases original and classic drinks alongside four barrel-aged options. 

Madison

Oxford Social Club

For an elevated nightlife experience with cocktails in sophisticated surrounds head to Oxford Social Club, located beneath the glam Pendry San Diego. Recline on plush furnishings while enjoying the extensive craft cocktail program or dancing the night away, at least until 2 a.m.

Koi Bar & Lounge

Tucked inside sister restaurant and dim sum go-to Emerald Cuisine you’ll find the stylish Koi Lounge & Bar. Enjoy $4 happy hour dim sum (from 4 – 7 p.m.) or bites from the regular menu alongside exotic signature drinks, like the Ginger Old Fashioned, which are crafted with an Asian focus using sake and soju.  

The Rose Wine Pub

The Rose

Nestled in one of San Diego’s most picturesque neighborhoods whimsical wine bar The Rose is a perfect place to gather the girlfriends for an evening of thoughtfully sourced vino and light bites. The menu showcases varietals from French Champagne and mourvedre-grananche blends to chenin blanc and viogner – all retail purchases can be opened for a $10 corkage fee.

The Rose

Cafe Chloe

Located in San Diego’s hip East Village, Café Chloe is a great place to kick-start girls’ night. Enjoy an award-winning menu of updated French bistro classics and boutique wines in Parisian-inspired digs, then take in a digestif on the charming sidewalk patio before making a short stroll towards the lights and action of the Gaslamp.

CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

Cucina Enoteca

The ultimate girly get together spot has to be Tracy Borkum’s delightful restaurant and wine shop located in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. Make a beeline for the breezy second story open-air deck and enjoy classic Italian dishes with a modern California twist, creative cocktails and wine list that highlights familiar and small-batch varietals.

Cucina Enoteca

You & Yours Distilling

What better way to kick off girls night than with a flagship tasting flight ($10) at downtown’s modish new distillery? Afterwards, stay and sample one of 15 craft cocktails: refreshed twice every season current tipples include the Shirley Rose (Sunday Gin, rose petal cordial, fresh lemon) and Daddy Don’t Make Dinner (Y&Y vodka, blackberries, lemon, honey, topo chico).

Vino Carta - Wine Shop & Bar

Bottlecraft Uncorks New Wine Tasting Bar & Bottle Shop in Little Italy

Stop in for a bottle and light bites with the girls at this cozy-yet-hipster warehouse space on India. Vino Carta offers up to 12 wines by the glass with a menu focused on small family-run producers and natural/organic wines. From a broad international selection two standouts include the Spanish Vendrell Rived 'Miloca' Carinyena and a 2015 Loire Valley Sancerre Rose.

Bottlecraft Uncorks New Wine Tasting Bar & Bottle Shop in Little Italy

Rovino

Dig into rotisserie chicken, small bites like calamari and arancini, homemade pasta and entrees such as a whole roasted branzino with the girls at this Little Italy neighborhood gem. The wine list boasts regional and global selections - with a leaning towards Italian varietals like Tuscan Red, Nebbiolo and Barbera – all best enjoyed on the sidewalk patio.

Bang Bang

Sushi-restaurant-come-dance-club Bang Bang has it all: a canopy of hanging paper lanterns, Asian street market snacks, flaming punch bowls, cocktails, and Ryan Gosling in the bathroom. Well, sort of. Enjoy bites like "bang bang" pork buns, tuna tartare tacos and specialty rolls from 5 to 11 p.m. before getting your DJ groove on the dance floor. 

The Rooftop by STK

Located atop the Andaz Hotel, The Rooftop by STK supplies stunning city views, creative regional cuisine and some killer cocktails making it one of San Diego's premier rooftop destinations for the ultimate city sophisticate girls night out. 

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